The GRC's Annual Meetings in May serve as the focal point for GRC activities, where joint statements are endorsed or joint measures are decided. The Annual Meetings are also unique platforms for the global exchange of views and best practices. Participants are Heads of Research Councils who actively participated in previous Regional or Annual Meetings.
Each Annual Meeting is prepared by five Regional Meetings. Regional Meeting participants represent all interested stakeholders in the respective world regions. Discussion papers for joint statements or activities, which are provided by the Annual Meeting's hosts are adapted to the views and needs of the respective region.